In terms of specs, HTC Desire 500 flaunts a 4.3 inch WVGA display screen with screen resolution of 480×800 pixels screen resolution. It is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 200 processor clocked at 1.2GHz along with 1GB of RAM.
Other features of HTC Desire 500 area a 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and BSI image sensor, it also features a 1.6 megapixel front facing camera, It supports Beats audio, 4 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 64GB via microSD card and it houses a 1,800mAh battery, for which HTC claims can provide up to 12.1 hours of talktime and up to 435 hours standby.
For Connectivity, HTC Desire 500 features dual-SIM card, 3G, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/AGPS, Wi-Fi and Micro USB. On the software front, it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean wrapped with Sense 5 UI.As it has Sense 5 UI it also comes with features like BlinkFeed and Video Highlights among others.